“What Diplomats Do”: Information for university teachers and book reviewers about new book

This information is for university teachers of diplomacy or international affairs, and for editors and book reviewers.  It supplements the information about What Diplomats Do, Brian Barder’s new book, now available at the publishers’ (Rowman & Littlefield) website, at https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781442226357;  on my previous blog post at http://www.barder.com/4229;  and in a new section on my website, starting at http://www.barder.com/wdd/.

University teachers who are considering whether to include What Diplomats Do in their students’ recommended or required course reading lists, or who have decided to do so, can request a free copy (“desk copy”, “inspection copy” or “exam copy”) from the publishers in order to assess it.

Similarly, editors of academic or general interest publications or their book review editors and reviewers may request a free review copy from the publishers, Rowman & Littlefield.

(University teachers and editors or reviewers may wish first to read the two sample chapters available in full online — see links at http://www.barder.com/wdd/.)

The following information about how to apply for free copies can be found on the publishers’ website:

For university teachers:

The first thing to do is to visit the Rowman & Littlefield website at https://rowman.com/RLPublishers. On the left-hand side, under “textbooks”, there is a tab with “Exam copies” and “desk copies” requests  (https://rowman.com/Page/Professors).

Complimentary desk copies will be provided only when the book is assigned as a required purchase for your students.
We offer examination copies of our textbooks. Many of our titles are available as free examination copies or as e-exams. For titles that are not earmarked as a free exam, we will give careful consideration to each request. Please note that we allow a maximum of 3 titles to be examined.

Ordering printed exam copies:
To request a free exam copy, go to the individual book page and click on the Request a Free Exam Copy button. Printed exam copy orders are fulfilled within 7-10 business days.
Ordering printed exam copies not in our textbook program:
If the book you would like to review is not available as a free exam, click here [https://rowman.com/Request/Special] to make your request. We will contact you within the next business day.

Ordering desk copies:
If you have adopted a textbook for your course, click here to order your complimentary desk copy. Please allow 7-10 business days for delivery.
Other questions: If you have a specific question that does not pertain to a desk or exam copy request, please email textbooks@rowman.com.

Ordering e-exam copies:
We now offer e-exams of our textbooks which can be accessed within the next business day. Click here to preview our texts online or download an Adobe Reader or ePub file for a 60-day period. Another way to order an e-exam copy is to search for books on our website. You can then click on the e-exam button on individual book pages.


Review copies are available to genuine review editors and reviewers. Copies will be sent to relevant and recognized publications entirely at the publisher’s discretion. For any questions regarding review copies, please email reviews@rowman.com with your name, affiliation, and all contact information.   [https://rowman.com/Page/ReviewCopyRequest]

Sam Caggiula
Publicity Manager, Rowman & Littlefield
(301) 459-3366 ext. 5628

Elaine Schleiffer
Publicity and Advertising, Rowman & Littlefield
(301) 459-3366 ext. 5619

nb: All this information comes from various pages on the Rowman & Littlefield website.  If you need additional guidance, I suggest that you follow one of the web links or email one of the email addresses quoted.  Good luck!


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